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The TSAR Mounted Unit has been active in searches all
over Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. If
you love horses and love exploring remote mountain
and high desert scenery, consider joining us! If you don't
have your own horse, we have one loaner available. If
you have your own horse, consider training with us.
Regular TSAR membership /application is a
prerequisite. None of us or our mounts are above the
continual learning process and we constantly strive to
improve each other!
Both Horse and Rider must be able to SAFELY do the
job required and must ride with the team regularly.
Horse Health papers are a must for interstate travel.
Other requirements are naturally fulfilled throughout the
weekly training process. (e.g. tack, gps, trailering, riding
skills, clothing, fitness). The handler must also be tuned
in with his/her ability enough to decline a mission that
may prove too technical for either horse or rider.
Common situations include night riding, extended trailer
rides/wait time for the horses, 4-wheeler traffic (We
have even searched dump sites). Most locations , we
ride and train have spectacular scenery. We truly
emphasize "team" and rely on each other's knowledge.
LEARN ABOUT OUR HORSES...
In addition to regular TSAR training, we conduct
weekly training rides as weather safely permits. (We
ride in most weather). We generally ride on either
Tuesday, Thursday, or both. Our training is designed
to prepare both horse and rider for obstacles,
adverse weather, good navigation, mounted search
techniques, and stamina. In 2004, Horse teams
accounted for at least 2 "finds" in New Mexico SAR.
We attended the Colorado Mounted Rescue
competition in 2004 and will return in 2005. We also
try to vary our training grounds to include the best
scenery in New Mexico!
MOUNTED UNIT MEMBERS
Parade Girl PR, Arabian
Ghiradelli, Rocky Mountain/Morab
Santa Fe Fire, Arabian
Rain, Tennessee Walker
Rowdy, Tennessee Walker